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It was great to meet so many ColtForum members who attended the CCA show in St. Charles, MO this year. Despite the fears some had related to the unrest in St. Louis, there were zero incidents and a good time was had by all who attended. For those who attended, on behalf of the CCA board of directors, thank you for taking the time to attend and for your continued support of this great hobby.


For those of you who didn't attend, here's what you missed:



  • some super displays, the quality of which rivals and often surpasses what you see in the best museums
  • the opportunity to examine and handle some of the best Colt's being offered for sale in the country, and purchase those needed pieces to enhance your collections
  • the chance to meet and consult with many experts on the various Colt models
  • most of the large firearms auction houses are in attendance with items to examine from their upcoming auctions
  • two educational seminars (one on collecting and another on collecting the Super .38) presented by former CCA president and board member Craig Blancett
  • the Colt Cobra give-away at the end of the general business meeting, eligibility limited to all CCA members in attendance at the meeting
  • a BBQ dinner reception followed by casino night and prize giveaway for those with the most tickets converted from their winnings
  • the CCA fundraiser auction with 61 lots of some excellent Colts for collectors in all areas, with a 10% buyer's commission going to support the CCA
  • the auction of the CCA Show Gun (which this year sold for $23,000) and some of the best guns that have ever been in this auction thanks to the leadership of CCA board member Charles Layson
  • the CCA banquet, a terrific meal and awards ceremony to recognize those who committed the time to build and transport their fantastic displays
  • "Team Colt" is always in attendance as is Beverly and Paul from the Historian's Office. They give priority to letter requests they receive at the show, so be sure to bring a list of serial numbers for letter requests with you to the show


I'm sure I'm leaving some things out, but these were the highlights!


Next year, the show will be in Concord, NC and we hope all of you will make an effort to attend. Given how poor many of the local gun shows have become, once you attend a CCA show and see the quality in teh room, you'll realize this is a "can't miss" event.


We discussed at the board of directors meeting another giveaway at the show in Concord, NC next year and Beverly Haynes, Colt's Historian mentioned a new model that Colt is about to release -- remember, you have to be present to win!


We should have the show info up on the CCA website soon and I will post here as more info is available.


Good collecting,


Sam
 

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Thanks Sam for this very informative information. The Colt Collectors Show offers what no other gun show in the country has. For avid Colt collectors it is an all Colt show and every item in the show is Colt related, thus no beef jerky, tee shirts and other items that most of us prefer to just walk by. The show is more than a gun show with very educational displays from the Colt Dragoons to Python's. It offers two local day trips to the area for guys any gals to see the many historical and entertaining sites.

This is the time for those who want to attend next years show to start making plans. I will be there and hope you will to.
 

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No beef jerky or T-shirts? That bums me out. I guess no Colt shows for me.

Next thing you're gonna say is they have no jewelry or wine vendors.
 

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We had plans to attend since it was so close, however some health issues prevented it. Thanks for the recap; looking forward to some pictures. Sorry we missed it. Maybe next year.
 
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